Phlegm: a condition in the human body that is seen as a genuine nuisance to get rid of. Many foods can aggravate it such as creams, pastas, sweets and chocolate.
Eating late at night after a heavy meal can also encourage the formulation or aggravation of phlegm.
And ladies, phlegm create a perfect little nesting ground for cellulite to top it off.
Aesthetics aside, excess phlegm is rather draining on the body in more ways than one.
Letha Hadday goes on to explain phlegm in depth; ‘Hot, humid weather increases phlegm symptoms: grayish, sticky coating on the tongue, cloudy urine, sunken and weak radial pulse. Food has no taste, and the stomach feels full even when empty. The person is frequently nauseated and can be over-weight or thin with a large middle. Mind and body feel heavy, and thinking is confused. One feels cold internally and externally and uncomfortable after eating. Pounding headaches with sinus congestion are another symptom. All this indicates what Tibetan Doctors refer to as phlegm. It can result from poor food combining (meat with milk, fish with milk, or beer with creamy, rich food), causing mucus in the digestive tract and worms clogging up the bile duct. Eating richly and then going to sleep increases phlegm’.
Letha Hadday goes on to mention a few key indicators that are evident with phlegm in the body;
- low energy and sleepiness slowing down productivity
- suffering from nausea often
- hard to concentrate on goals
- poor digestion and overweight getting in way
- spending lots of time thinking and meditating on goals
- seeing your unhappiness as someone else’s fault
- thinking about the past a lot
- holding grudges
Digestive Herbs ingredients, likewise the Digestive Herbs Tablets, both contain and ingredient called barley, which is deemed beneficial for mopping up phlegm and damp.
Whilst these products can’t boast a singular herb benefit (never the case in Chinese Medicine), they contain a number of herbs that work harmoniously together in aim of reduction in phlegm and damp.
Avoiding rich, fatty foods as mentioned above, leaving space after your last meal of the night and falling asleep and getting the body moving gently are all vital components in tackling phlegm.
Yours in health,
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